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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Bittergourd Fry

This home preparation removes the bitterness of the bittergourd to some extent and very less spicy and less oily.Good for diabetic patients.Elders used to say that U shd not serve this dish to ur invited guests unless they are Diabetic since the Veg shows the'bitter quality'.U can have it any time (as a snack) if u add 3 tbsp besan flour(or Aachi bajji bonda mix) and do the same.Try this Bittergourd Fry and Enjoy Ur Meal!.Bon Appetit!.

Bittergourd Fry - Bittergourd fried with little spices

    2 bittergourds- cut into round pieces and de-seed it
    1 tsp chilli powder
    3/4 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp turmeric powder
    1 tbsp refined oil
    1 litre boiled water-mix 1 tsp chilli powder + 1 tsp salt


    1.Put the cut bitter gourd pieces in boiled water mixed with spices and keep it covered for 5 mins.
    2.Drain the water.This will remove little unwanted bitterness of the Veg.
    3.Mix the bitter gourd pieces with 1 tsp chilli powder, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and 3/4 tsp salt.Mix it evenly but take care that the bitter gourd pieces should not be deshaped.
    4.Heat oil in a frying pan and shallow fry the bittergourd pieces till golden brown on both sides.Wrap this with tissues to absorb excess oil.
    5.Serve this crispy bitter gourd fry with sambar and rice.

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